Front Desk and Services

Residence Hall Services

Front Desk
Each residence hall has a front desk located in the main lobby. The desk is open from 10 a.m. through 3 a.m. seven days a week during the fall and spring academic semesters. Students are employed as Desk Attendants to provide services such as the following:

  • processing mail and packages.
  • providing residents with temporary keys if they are locked out of their rooms.
  • loan out board games, sports equipment (i.e., pool cues, ping-pong paddles), cooking supplies, vacuum cleaners, snow shovels, brooms and dustpans.
  • All halls have VCR/DVD players and videos available for loan; some halls also have current video game systems that are loaned out at the front desk. Each hall also has a microwave oven for resident use.


Mail
When you check into your hall you will be assigned a mailbox. In Cayuga, Hart, Mackin, Riggs, Scales and Waterbury each resident has his/her own mailbox; in all other halls, two residents share a mailbox. Mail sorting will work most efficiently if your mail is addressed in the following manner:

Student Name (last name is very important!)
______ Hall or Building, Box # ______ (Room)
Street Address (see below)
Oswego, NY 13126

Some halls sort mail by last name, some by box number, and others by room number. Please include all of this information in your address! The college cannot be responsible for cash or valuables sent through the mail.

Residence Hall Street Addresses The current 911 Street addresses for each of the Residence Halls on campus is as follows:

  • Cayuga Hall..........................20 Cayuga Circle
  • Funnelle Hall........................25 Union Road
  • Hart Hall..............................15 Union Road
  • Johnson Hall........................20 Rudolph Road
  • Mackin Complex...................53 Sheldon Ave.
  • Oneida Hall..........................10 Onondaga Circle
  • Onondaga Hall......................20 Onondaga Circle
  • Riggs Hall............................28 Rudolph Road
  • Scales Hall...........................34 Rudolph Road
  • Seneca Hall..........................47 Cayuga Circle
  • Sheldon Hall.........................72 Sheldon Ave.
  • Waterbury Hall......................30 Rudolph Road
  • The Village...........................See below

The Village is divided according to building: rooms in buildings A-F will have a street address of "90 Iroquois Trail" and rooms in buildings G-L will have a street address of "80 Iroquois Trail".

Packages
Desk Attendants receive packages sent or shipped to residents. If the desk receives a package for you, you will receive a package slip in your mailbox and must go to the front desk to pick it up.

Laundry
Each residence hall is equipped with laundry facilities. Cost for use is pre-paid as a fee on the student's college bill.

Storage
Luggage rooms are available in some residence halls to provide limited storage space for small items such as empty trunks and suitcases. Plan to put any items of value in your room where they will be most secure. Fire regulations prohibit storage of cardboard boxes in these areas. In determining how much to bring to school, bear in mind that the college will not store student belongings over the summer; you will need to take all your belongings with you in May.

Early shipment of belongings
Given recent events and resulting changes to postal and shipping regulations and procedures, we do not accept shipments prior to our announced arrival date for residents. If you must make shipments to campus, please plan accordingly and include your full college address.

Recycling
Oswego State participates in the mandatory Oswego County recycling program. All students are required to routinely bring all recyclables and trash to a Recycling Room located in the basement of each residence hall.

Computer Labs
Oneida and Scales halls also have computer labs open to all students. These in-hall facilities allow ready access to computers and the campus network. The labs are open daily and are staffed by student computer technicians.

Security
In order to assure reasonable security, there are policies and procedures in place which govern the locking and unlocking of building doors, management of keys, monitoring of visitors and guests. The specifics of these procedures (and all other policies and procedures) are listed in the Student Handbook, which each student will receive at the beginning of the academic year.


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